A true, production mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette has been perpetually imminent, for decades and across generations. Until last night, it was always something that was said to be on its way but never showed up—a cautionary tale of automotive rumors that never panned out, no matter how many times the world heard them.
Formula One will have a different set of rules come its regular overhaul interval of 2021, and we’ve had an idea of what those rules will entail for a while now—mainly, because it’s obvious what needs to change. But F1 gave some more detailed ideas this week, with the goals of more competition for less money.
Since it entered Formula One last year as the little-known sponsor of America’s team with a murky past, Rich Energy has been dedicated to taking on its sworn enemy, Red Bull, in a rather one-sided rivalry both on and off the track. But Red Bull is finally answering, it appears, with a claim of trademark infringement.
BMW’s search for a new CEO, a lawsuit alleging that Wells Fargo is denying auto loans to DACA recipients, tariffs in the RV industry, tariffs at Volvo, and the big reason why the mid-engine Corvette arrives tonight. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, July 18, 2019.
The person behind the Twitter account for embattled Haas Formula One sponsor (?) Rich Energy, who might or might not have had too many energy drinks this week, has been busy. In a recent attempt to reveal the “#truth,” the account posted what seems to be the details of its own sponsorship deal with Haas—which Haas,…
Rich Energy, the mysterious British energy-drink company plastered across the Haas Formula One Team’s cars, is having quite the week. From a later-refuted statement that it would end its Haas partnership over “poor performance” and “PC attitude,” to an apparent power struggle within the company, things are weird as…
As people without stupid amounts of wealth, we all might equate the splurge of buying a one-off Ferrari with, say, getting a nice watch that isn’t on clearance. But while that watch will either come home with us in a shopping bag or arrive at the door in a few days, a one-off Ferrari can take more like a few years.
Rich Energy, the enigmatic British energy-drink company that came aboard the Haas Formula One Team’s cars this year and brought a whole lot of questions of legitimacy with it, tweeted Wednesday that it has terminated its contract with the team. The tweet cited “poor performance” and a “PC attitude” in F1.
Bentley, in case you hadn’t heard, oh, a million times already, turns 100 years old this year. In its continued birthday celebration, the automaker showed off what it believes to be the future of opulent grand touring—the all-electric, optionally autonomous Bentley EXP 100 GT concept, or its vision for the year 2035.
Lamborghini, like many other automakers, has recently seen the effects of the most simple equation in car manufacturing: that making SUVs skyrockets sales, because people buzz toward them like bugs to lightbulbs. But, Lamborghini’s now having to remind itself, it doesn’t want sales to skyrocket too much.
NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway are often unpredictable, since roughly 40 cars race in a giant, turbulent pack that could go tumbling down the track like a Jenga tower at any time. But Sunday’s race was unpredictable in a different way, given that a wreck didn’t decide everyone’s fate—lightning did.
Each time a new model year of the Nissan GT-R comes around, it’s a reminder that we’re all a year older, and, like the GT-R, probably haven’t grown much or significantly improved ourselves during that time. But the GT-R has one thing on all of us: the ability to keep going up in value, regardless of stagnancy.
In life, there are a few fundamental facts: Grass is green, the sky is blue, and bears are bound to get stuck in Subarus. But bears aren’t just getting stuck in Subarus anymore—no, these days, they’re closing the door behind them and taking off, even if their journey ends by running into a nearby tree.
Too long have I sat here, staring at photos of cars in that shade of blue McLaren does so well, sad that I will likely never graduate past a previous-generation Mazda Miata in terms of sports-car price points. But all of that is in the past, from a time when I was foolish and my dreams weren’t big enough.
Most of us can agree that driving stick, or at least knowing how, is a worthwhile investment of our time. It’s enjoyable, it can make a driver feel more focused on the road, and it’s a good skill to have. The act of learning, though, always comes with that one important question: Where will the sacrificial car come…
The Nissan 370Z and GT-R have gotten more special-edition paint jobs lately than your lavish aunt’s nails, perhaps as a distraction from how old they are. One of the latest is a 50th-anniversary GT-R, which, in the UK, will get a paint color plucked from retirement for a mere $9,000 over the regular price.
For the past three Formula One race weekends, the talk after the grand prix has been more about the stewards than the racing itself—something any viewer, no matter the sport, knows is a miserable outcome. But the full conversation about the Austrian Grand Prix didn’t even begin until more than three hours after the…